Black & Red Clinical Leaders

Annetta Caplinger, MSN
Vice President, Clinical Operations
Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital

Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Chair of Psychiatry, Institute of Living
Chief of Psychiatry, Hartford Hospital


Event Chairs
Kathy and Brian MacLean

Committee Chairs
Jessica and Eric Zachs

Black & Red Committee
Beverly Buckner Baker
Diane and Timothy Bengston
Mary and Edward Budd
Julia and Landon Chase
Sandra and Arnold Chase
Marilda Gandára and Scott O'Keefe
Margot and Kris Mineau
Lee Monroe and Hank Schwartz, MD
Mary and Christopher Swift
Mary-Jo and Greg Toczydlowski
Mary Beth and Joseph Voelker
Anna and Steven Webersen
Henry M. Zachs
Judith Zachs

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Black & Red

*Postponed to the Spring*

More details to come!

Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing the 2022 Black & Red. Rescheduling Hartford Hospital's signature event was a difficult decision to make, but with current concerns about the spread of COVID-19, safety must be our top priority. We are grateful to everyone for their understanding and will keep you informed as details about the rescheduled gala develop.  

For questions, please reach out to Kristen Lapenta at or 860.972.1299.



About the Institute of Living

The Institute of Living remains at the forefront of behavioral health, offering patients hope for recovery through comprehensive care, research, education, and the expertise of the best clinical minds in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric, and addiction disorders.
On March 5, the 2022 Black & Red will kick off a two-year fundraising campaign in honor of the IOL's bicentennial. Funds raised will support the IOL's continuing innovative work in easing the burden of mental illnesses and substance-use disorders on individuals, families, and communities.

Click here to read more about the Institute of Living!


Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors!

Premier Sponsors


Hank Schwartz anonymous donor logo Constitution Surgery Alliance logo Travelers 2022 logo


Marquee Sponsors

Stanley Black & Decker logo The Hartford Logo  

Leadership Sponsors

HH Medical Staff Logo FIP Construction logo  

Presenting Sponsor

All Waste logo 2020 Concord HealthCare logo DanaherLagnese logo
Zachs Family logo 2022    

Producer Sponsors

Adams and Knight logo Aetna logo 2020 Athena Health Care Systems logo 2022
Chase logo Jefferson Radiology Logo Hartford Pathology Associates, P.C.
Jefferson Radiology Logo    

Director Sponsors

Beverly Buckner Baker logo 2022 Cigna logo 2020 ConnectiCare
Frank Capasso & Sons General Contractor logo 2021 Hoffman Auto logo Jackson Lewis logo 2022
Live Nation Logo Mintz+Hoke Media Only M/E Engineering logo 2022
NWN logo SheppardMullin logo 2022 Shields Health Solutions Logo
Trinity College logo 2022 Willis Towers Watson logo 2022 Women's Health logo


Spotlight Sponsors


Assured Partners

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLC

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Connecticut GI, PC

Connecticut Hospital Association

Creative Office Interiors





Crumbie Law Group, LLC

Custom Electric, Inc.

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PC

Morrison Mahoney, LLP

NDC Commercial Construction, Inc.


New Era Technology





People's United Bank

PNC Healthcare

Stockman O'Connor


Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, PC